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Hill-Collins House

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1761; rear extension and side ell later. 1980–2000 restoration, Lombard Pozzi. 240–244 South Water St. (at Baker St.)

This half house has a plain but commanding pedimented entrance. Captain Collins (not the client for this house, but its most prominent owner) unfortunately became most famous for the loss of the New Columbia on rocks off Prudence Island in the gale of 1827.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "Hill-Collins House", [Warren, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Rhode Island, William H. Jordy, with Ronald J. Onorato and William McKenzie Woodward. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, 456-456.

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